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Los Lonely Boys
Origin San Angelo, Texas, USA
Genres Latin rock
Tex-Mex
Years active 2000-present
Labels Playing In Traffic Records
Associated acts Willie Nelson
John Porter
Carlos Santana
Website http://www.loslonelyboys.com/
Members
Henry Garza
Jojo Garza
Ringo Garza

Los Lonely Boys is a Grammy Award-winning rock band from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music which they dub as Texican Rock n' Roll, combining elements of rock and roll, blues, soul, country, and Tejano.

The band consists of three brothers, Henry Garza (guitar, vocals), JoJo Garza (bass, vocals), and Ringo Garza (drums, vocals).[1] They follow the tradition of their father, Ringo Garza Sr., who formed a band with his brothers called The Falcones. The Falcones played conjunto music in southern Texas during the 70s and 80s. To date, Los Lonely Boys has released three studio albums and a live album, all on the Epic Records label. Their debut single, "Heaven", was a Number One hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004.

Musical careerEdit

The three brothers emerged as a group in Nashville in the 1990s. After moving back to their home state of Texas they recorded an album in 2003 in Austin at Willie Nelson's Pedernales recording studio.[2] The album was initially released by Or Music and later acquired by Epic Records for distribution in March 2004.

The group's single, "Heaven", reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, also crossing over even to the Hot Country Songs chart, where it peaked at #46. "Heaven" was featured in Guitar Hero On Tour. In 2005 the song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Other songs nominated for Grammys include "More Than Love" and "Onda", both in 2006.

In 2005, the group recorded "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love," with Santana for his album All That I Am. The Sacred CD features the song "Outlaws". In a very interesting "closing of the circle", Enrique Garza Sr., sings the verse about the "missing outlaws, just like me". Willie Nelson, (who is credited on the 2004 album) also provides a verse which makes reference to his hit, "On The Road Again".

In 2007, Los Lonely Boys participated in Amnesty International's "Make Some Noise" project. Their cover of John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" is the second single from the "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur." The song released on iTunes April 17, with the entire album available on June 12 courtesy of Warner Bros. Records. "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" is noteworthy as John Lennon's only US number one solo single while he was alive.

Their third studio album, Forgiven, was released on July 1, 2008. The album was recorded at East Side Stages in Austin and was produced by Steve Jordan.

On October 23, 2008, Los Lonely Boys sang the US National Anthem to open game two of the 2008 World Series in St. Petersburg, Florida. [3] In March 2009, Los Lonely Boys left Sony/Epic and signed on with Austin-based Playing In Traffic Records.

The trio will release a tribute EP titled "1969" on October 13th, 2009, paying homage to the 40th anniversary of one history's most fabled years; the album will feature covers of Santana's "Evil Ways", The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues", Blind Faith's "Well All Right", The Beatles' "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window", and Tony Joe White's "Polk Salad Annie". The EP was produced by Andy Johns and will mark the first release on their new label, Playing In Traffic, and their own imprint, Lonely Tone.

MembersEdit

  • Henry Garza (b. 15 May 1978) vocals, guitar
  • JoJo Garza (b. 4 June 1980) bass, vocals
  • Ringo Garza (b. 29 November 1981) drums, percussion, vocals

Supporting MusiciansEdit

  • Reese Wynans (2004) organ, keyboards, piano
  • Michael Ramos (2006) organ, keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Carmelo Torres (2008, 2009) percussion

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Rock US Heat US Indie
1997 Los Lonely Boys

1998 Teenage Blues

  • Released: 1998
  • Label: self-released
2004 Los Lonely Boys

9 1 4
  • US: 2× Multi-Platinum
2006 Sacred

  • Released: July 18, 2006
  • Label: Epic Records
2 1
2008 Forgiven

  • Released: July 1, 2008
  • Label: Epic Records
26 13
2009 1969

  • Released: October 13, 2009
  • Label: Epic Records
124 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak positions
US
2005 Live at the Fillmore

  • Released: February 22, 2005
  • Label: Epic Records
69
2006 Live at Blue Cat Blues

  • Released: February 14, 2006
  • Label: Blue Cat Blues
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak positions
US Holiday
2008 Christmas Spirit

  • Released: October 14, 2008
  • Label: Epic Records
40

Compilation albumsEdit

Year Album details
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of Los Lonely Boys

  • Released: June 30, 2009
  • Label: Epic Records

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions[4] RIAA Album
US US AC US
Pop
US Adult US Country US Singles
2003 "Real Emotions" 71 Los Lonely Boys
2004 "Heaven" 16 1 11 2 46 Gold
"More Than Love" 31 15
2005 "Diamonds" 28 26 Sacred
2008 "Staying with Me" Forgiven
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

DVDsEdit

Other contributionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ruhlmann, William. "Los Lonely Boys biography". 25px Hello. In case you didn't know, when you add the title of a book, film, album, magazine, or TV series to an article, it should be italicized by adding two single apostrophes on either side ('' ''). Titles of television episodes, short stories and songs should be placed within quotation marks. More detail can be found in the Wikipedia Manual of Style. Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fbfqxqw0ldke~T1. Retrieved on 2008-07-23. 
  2. Los Lonely Boys Official Site Biography
  3. Tampa Bay Online, Oct. 21, 2008
  4. Billboard Music Charts - Los Lonely Boys

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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